#1
Alright so me and my friend are finally trying to get a band together, which means i need to drop my very anti-tone spider III amp, and get a... well real amp. The Band we're trying to start is a hard rock band, our influences are The Foo Fighters, ACDC, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Skillet, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, and Dream Theater.

I was looking into getting a JCM2000 TSl series, but i can't seem to find one online, or in stores, so any help there would be appreciated.

I was also looking at a Marshall JVM series or a Peavey 6505. I want to get a good mix of clean and heavy tones, but distortion can always be spiced up later with pedals. Ive tried using all 3 amps before, and I love them all, and really can't decide, so any input is good.

Any other suggestions are good too, I just graduated from high school in the past few weeks, so with all my grad money i've got a budget of up to $2000 roughly.
#2
well with 2 grand id get a dual rectifier, you could even push it so a Mark V, but that is just the head...
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#3
I was originally looking at a dual or triple rectifer, as I know thats what alot of bands use, but my mom's friend has his own custom guitar shop where he builds and repairs and he doesnt like mesa's, so he kinda... swayed my opinion so to speak
#4
If you can get a Mark V in America for $2000, do that, though it is a little complicated, then just save for a 2x12, or try and get a store to do you a deal on both the head and a cabinet.

If you do that, you'll never need to buy another amp again.
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#5
Quote by Ckarp44

Any other suggestions are good too, I just graduated from high school in the past few weeks, so with all my grad money i've got a budget of up to $2000 roughly.



lol ud think ud use that money for college or getting a car or apartment or sumthin...


im a really big fan of the peavey 6505+ but thats just me.... thats only around $1500 for the half stack right? i would get that and maybe upgrade my pickups and get a shitload of nice pedals with eh extra $500
#6
I'd recommend something from the Randall MTS series. You can find more info here:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1188551

http://www.randallamplifiers.com/index.php

http://mtsforum.grailtone.com/index.php

Soundclips of modules:

http://www.bandslink.com/randall.htm

Modder's Sites:

Pete/Gigmods: http://www.gigmods.com/index.html

Rob/Jaded Faith: http://jadedfaithmods.com/

Anthony/Salvation: http://salvationmods.com/

Basically the modules are interchangeable channels. Each one is designed to emulate a specific amp (Blackface = Fender Blackface, SL+ = Marshall Super Lead, etc.). They each use two preamp tubes. The modder's i mentioned above will make modifications to stock modules to make them better...whether it be replacing everything with higher quality parts or adding different switches and different valued parts to make them sound better/more versatile. Rob and Pete do mostly mods that improve the modules itself. Anthony's mods aim to emulate other amps. For instances his Loneclean aims to emulate the Mesa Lone Star...but it can do far more than that (i have it and it is very versatile). The Mash All aims to capture the greatness of several classic Marshall amps (haven't tried it, but i desperately want it). Mods are usually about $200 before shipping, which isn't bad imo.

Stock modules cost about $200 new, but i would recommend going used b/c it is cheaper. You might even be able to find some ppl selling mod'd modules on the MTS forum. You should check the classifieds there for the amp and modules...you will save a whole lot of money. Also check craigslist...ebay would be the last resort.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

Good Luck
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lol ud think ud use that money for college or getting a car or apartment or sumthin...


im a really big fan of the peavey 6505+ but thats just me.... thats only around $1500 for the half stack right? i would get that and maybe upgrade my pickups and get a shitload of nice pedals with eh extra $500



actually, I already have a car, im staying at home, and everything else is paid for lol. How are the cleans on the 6505+? i know the distortion is pretty good, but ive never tried it clean.
#9
Quote by AcousticMirror
used slo.


On a budget of $2K? I dunno, man. Soldano SLOs hold their value realllllllly well...

OP, have you looked into ENGL? A Fireball, Invader or Blackmore sounds like it might be up your alley.
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Quote by Raijouta
On a budget of $2K? I dunno, man. Soldano SLOs hold their value realllllllly well...

OP, have you looked into ENGL? A Fireball, Invader or Blackmore sounds like it might be up your alley.


you'd have to stretch it a little bit, especially if he doesn't have a cab. but used cabs are like 400. A slo is like 2100. So 500 overbudget for a slo and a cab. Not that big of a stretch and totally worth it.
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